The Midnight Meat Train
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

A New York photographer sets out to catch a sadistic serial killer in Versus director Ryuhei Kitamura's adaptation of a short story by horror icon Clive Barker.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 17, 2009
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71%
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50%



Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A creative and energetic adaptation of a Clive Barker short story, with enough scares and thrills to be a potential cult classic.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

The film hurtles towards the final 'revelation moment' like runaway train. If only it had stopped to take on board some of Barker's heavy mythical dread.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

this devilishly ambiguous thriller leaves viewers to decide whether to take the conventional or the less-traveled tunnel through its narrative network - and the results are a stylishly bloody descent into madness, murder and hell itself.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Midnight Meat Train may be no classic of the genre, but it's certainly a better and more interesting film than most of what passes for horror movies these days.

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Chris Willman
Entertainment Weekly

We hate to side with the big bad studio, but The Midnight Meat Train -- despite a great title -- really does stink like month-old human flesh.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

So thoroughly coated in over-the-top blood and guts that even veteran genre fans will likely be astounded.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

Not at all Butchered.

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Rob Nelson
Variety

Before flying off the rails in the final curve, The Midnight Meat Train rolls quite smoothly as a mid-'80s-style psycho-killer thriller a la The Hitcher.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's excessively and imaginatively gory, presented in a straightforward manner, but with the slightest hint of a wink.

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Midnight Meat Train brings an unabashed brutality to the horror genre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Vinnie Jones is one bloody scary marvel to behold in this update-and-then-some riff offa Hitchcock's Rear Window. While Bradley Cooper is good in the… More
Jim Hunter
A photographer pursues dark subject matter that ultimately leads him on the trail of a psychopath who butchers subway passengers. Like most slasher films,… More
Phil Hubbs
Wow this is a really good film, very bloody, very gorey and very well made. The cast are not well known unless you know who Vinnie Jones is hehe everyone is… More
Veronique Kwak
because i've read the original story by clive barker, and my advice is to read barker's story instead. barker's ideas are viscerally stimulating… More
BG Movie Reviews 2011
What can I say about this rather interesting film? Well, I was recommended it by one of my friends as a very scary, very violent film, I believed him and… More
Summer W.
As with many horror movies, it starts of with promise. This one even started off pretty damned good. But in the end, it all went to hell (not in a good way).… More